About the project
We’re building a new secondary school in Werribee. It will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get a great education close to home. It will be able to enrol up to 550 students when the first stage of the school is complete.
Enrolments are open
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
Walcom Ngarrwa Secondary College was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Walcom Ngarrwa (pronounced wel-cum nar-wa) are Wadawurrung words meaning steps to knowledge.
We used Lollypop Creek Secondary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.
Bradley Moyle was appointed as principal of the new school.
Brad has over 20 years’ experience as a leader in primary, P–12 and secondary schools. He is passionate about equipping today's students to be the leaders and community members of tomorrow. As the foundation principal of Walcom Ngarrwa Secondary College, Brad looks forward to working with the Werribee community to support all learners to be their best.
When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:
- a design, arts, technology and science (DATS) building
- a learning neighbourhood
- hard courts
- a carpark.
We are also delivering a community hub.
Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they will have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage.
Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to endorse the design of this new school.
We sought feedback and advice on:
- local Indigenous plantings
- cultural stories and histories
- translations of Indigenous words
- design elements that could enhance cultural education and understanding
Lollypop Creek Secondary School (interim name) – indicative site plan
This image shows the indicative site plan for Lollypop Creek Secondary School (interim name).
The plan shows buildings and facilities marked up in blue that will be open from Term 1 2024. They include:
- a community hub
- outdoor hard courts
- a design, arts, technology and science building
- a learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
- a carpark.
There are outdoor play spaces labelled between the design, arts, technology and science building and the learning neighbourhood.
The plan shows facilities marked up in grey that are a future stage subject to further funding. They include:
- an administration building
- an additional learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
- additional hard courts.
Sawyer Parade is marked up along the top of the plan. Armstrong Road is to the right and Frome Crescent runs along the bottom.
The bottom of the image says Opening from Term 1 2024.
Reviewed 03 August 2023